Orange Cake with Brown Sugar and Oats


Easy orange cake with a few healthy extras like chia seeds, flax seeds, oats, and brown sugar thrown in to make it feel virtuous!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
8 servings


  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¼ cups light brown sugar

  • ¼ cup rolled oats

  • 1 tablespoon ground chia seeds (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal (Optional)

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 oranges, juiced and zested

  • 5 ounces unsalted butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoons milk, or as needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a loaf pan and line with parchment paper.

  2. Combine flour, sugar, oats, ground chia seeds, and flaxseed meal in a large bowl; mix well.

  3. Whisk eggs lightly in a separate bowl. Mix in orange juice and orange zest. Beat in butter and milk. Add egg mixture gradually to the flour mixture and whisk until well incorporated. Pour batter in the prepared loaf pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Run a table knife around the edges to loosen. Invert carefully onto a serving plate or cooling rack. Let cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

380 Calories
17g Fat
53g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 380
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 133mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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